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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsAnalytic DBMS for HadoopTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.Columnar relational DBMS designed to handle modern analytic workloads, enabling fast query performance
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument storeDocument store
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Score0.84
Rank#183  Overall
#29  Document stores
Score15.66
Rank#37  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Score2.47
Rank#114  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score21.92
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlpingcap.comwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmldocs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stablewww.vertica.com/­docs/­10.0.x/­HTML/­Content/­Home.htm
DeveloperClouderaPingCAP, Inc.Vertica / Micro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release2016201320162005
Current release3.3.0, August 20194.0, July 2020Vertica 10.0 Software, May 2020
Vertica for SQL on Hadoop 10.0 Software, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono infoAvailable on all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform
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Implementation languagePythonC++Go, Rust
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxLinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes infoUnstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesno infoThe concept of 'projections' can be used instead of indexes.
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesyes infonearly full SQL99 without support for indexes and triggers
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
ADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C++
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reducenoyes
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning (by key range)Sharding infoSegmentation, Projection Segmentation, Hash Segmentation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorselectable replication factorUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.Multi-source replication infoCluster level and Object level replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReduceyes infowith TiSpark Connectoryes infowith Vertica Connector for Hadoop
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infocurrently only supported in syntaxyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and KerberosUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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BigchainDBImpalaTiDBVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsTiDB is an open-source NewSQL database built by PingCAP. TiDB supports Hybrid Transactional...
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Columnar storage, MPP, Hybrid storage model, Aggressive data compression, High availability,...
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Competitive advantagesIn the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Performance at exabyte scale, Deploy anywhere, Open source innovation, Analysis in...
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Typical application scenariosTiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Communication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersShopee (E-commerce) BookMyShow.com (E-commerce) Yiguo.com (E-commerce) JD Cloud &...
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Abiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Market metrics25K+ GitHub Stars for TiDB, and 8K+ GitHub Stars for TiKV 1.6K+ members in TiDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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Cost-based models and subscription-based models are available
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